Written by Kevin Scott, Business Correspondent, The Herald
FOLLOWING this year’s Budget, The Herald will again host its annual free Budget breakfast briefing, to be held on 9 March at 200 St Vincent Street in Glasgow.
The event, sponsored by Campbell Dallas, Indigo, Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Business School, and 200 St Vincent Street, will discuss and question the implications for the UK economy.
The morning briefing will be hosted by The Herald’s Iain Macwhirter and panellists include, Fraser Campbell, partner at Campbell Dallas; Peter Smyth, head of public affairs at Indigo, Graham Murray, partner at Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, and Professor Ronald MacDonald, research professor of macroeconomics and international finance (economics), University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Business School.
Peter Smyth, head of public affairs at Indigo, said: “Sandwiched just after the completion of the Holyrood Budget Bill and just before the triggering of Brexit talks, the Chancellor’s March statement will be eagerly anticipated by business leaders in Scotland keen to understand how these events fit together.”
Fraser Campbell, partner and head of family businesses at Campbell Dallas said: “A strong, stabilising budget, providing tax breaks for smaller businesses would be a popular move.”
Graham Murray, partner, Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP said: “Of course, much has changed both in the UK and globally since George Osborne delivered the last budget in 2016, and in these uncertain times, this year’s Budget takes on added significance..”
Professor Ronald MacDonald, research professor of macroeconomics and international finance (economics), University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Business School, said: “I think this should be one of the more interesting recent budgets in that it comes in the midst of the Brexit process.”
To attend this free event you can register online at www.newsquestscotlandevents.com/budget or contact Lynsay Wong on Lynsay.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 302 6082.